Limnonectes palavanensis (Boulenger, 1894)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Limnonectes > Species: Limnonectes palavanensis

Rana palavanensis Boulenger, 1894, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 14: 85. Syntypes: BMNH (3` specimens), by original designation. Type locality: "Palawan" I., Philippines.

Rana (Rana) palavanensisBoulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 7. Van Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 183.

Rana microdisca palavanensisInger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 250.

Rana (Euphlyctis) microdisca palavanensisDubois, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 239, by implication.

Euphlyctis palavanensisPoynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 27: 124, by implication.

Limnonectes (Limnonectes) palavanensisDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 63.

Rana palavanensisInger and Voris, 1988, Copeia, 1988: 1060-1061.

English Names

Palawan Wart Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 100).

Smooth Guardian Frog (Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 152; Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 53).

Distribution

Palawan I., Philippines; Borneo.

Comment

In the Limnonectes (Limnonectes) microdiscus group of Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 63, who resurrected this species from subspecies status under Rana microdiscus, where it had been placed by Inger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 299, and Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 222. See account by Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 59. See identification table by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 84-86, to compare this species with other ranids of the Sunda Shelf region. Malkmus, Manthey, Vogel, Hoffmann, and Kosuch, 2002, Amph. Rept. Mount Kinabalu: 145-147. Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 152, provided a brief description. Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 53, provided a photograph and brief account.

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